IEM Katowice Qualifiers
With the closed qualifiers starting tomorrow. the invites still haven't been announced who do you think will receive a direct invite & who will play in regional qualifiers. Personally i think that only top 10 teams deserve a direct invite so i think the event will unfold with:
TyLoo, ViCi, AUGUST & Invictus, receiving closed qualifier invites with ViCi going through since TyLoo will struggle without BnTeT.
Renegades, ORDER, Chiefs & AVANT receiving closed qualifier invites with Renegades going through comfortably.
North America this may be controversial but since Liquid & EG will most definitely receive direct invites there is no NA teams who deserve a closed qualifier invite other than ATK. Therefore i believe MiBR, FURIA & Sharks will be other 3 invitees. With Furia qualifying.
In Europe i dont know who's participating the 2nd Open Qualifier tonight but i believe the 3 closed qualifier invites will be ENCE, North & OG. with ENCE, Heroic & OG qualifying.
Therefore the 7 direct invites should go to: Liquid, EG, Vitality, 100T, FaZe, G2 & NaVi.
with final teams being:
Astralis, Mousesports, Fnatic, Liquid, EG, Vitality, 100T, FaZe, G2, NaVi, ENCE, North, OG, Furia, Renegades & ViCi. Since this will be the 2nd biggest non major event of 2020 i expect it to be stacked.